Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a multipurpose skin treatment, for irritated, sunburned, or inflamed skin. Aloe vera powder contains salicylates, which are known to relieve pain. It is also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other minerals which allow the skin to heal faster. Aloe is also an immune enhancer because of its high level of anti-oxidants, which help combat the unstable compounds known as free-radicals, contributing to the aging process.